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Homer L Hocker

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-37740, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Edgar Burford

    Military | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Joseph Kane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 Combat Missions out of England. One of two to return from Schweinfurt 14 October 1943. At times flew Group, Squadron and Wing Lead. Was in the Air Force for 10 yrs and 30 yrs as an airline pilot. Discharged from Travis AFB, 1950. ...

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Leroy Pikelis

    Military | Engineer/Top Turret | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3549

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/7/43; Grand Island 9/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-H] Chelveston 1/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Chas Willis, Co-pilot: John Emperor, Waist gunner: Ed Sedingerchute caught fire,Tail gunner: Nick Stanchak (4...

  • 42-37740

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305 BG [XK-E] Chelveston 15/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ray Bullock, Co-pilot: Homer Hocker, Navigator: Manning Lawrence, togg-Walt Kaeli, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Brunswick,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 14 October 1943

POW Camp:
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 22:45:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 22:25:42 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 02:33:17 CHARLIE B Changes to mission associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 920 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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